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SignalFx Announces Comprehensive Global Monitoring for Google Cloud Platform

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SignalFx, a leader in real-time operational intelligence for data-driven DevOps, today announced an integration for comprehensive global monitoring for Google Cloud Platform. This integration allows enterprise-class Google Cloud customers to leverage the real-time, end-to-end operational intelligence of the SignalFx solution. Global organizations can get alerts in real-time from SignalFx's streaming analytics platform across their entire technology stack. From infrastructure to applications critical information will be uncovered every second of every day so unwanted issues can be instantly fixed. The integration currently is live across many Google Cloud Platform services.

Microsoft is now trying to use Google's secret cloud weapon against it

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On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the Azure Container Service, a new service for the Azure cloud computing platform that's built on Kubernetes — a mega-popular open source cloud technology built by Google.

Kubernetes is a software project that started out as a way for Google to manage its massive server infrastructure and has since become a  go-to tool for modern software developers .

While the market-leading Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure both offer some kind of support for Kubernetes, Google Cloud prides itself on being the first and best place to use the software, given that it was invented there.
 

ScaleArc's Software Now Available on Google Cloud Launcher Marketplace

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ScaleArc, a leader in database uptime, announced today that its software is available in the Google Cloud Launcher marketplace. Google Cloud Platform customers can now leverage the seamless application failover, faster application performance, and other instant scale out capabilities of the ScaleArc software. This software simplifies the process of adopting cloud services and helps customers mitigate some of challenges of running critical applications in the cloud.

ScaleArc's software enables continuous availability for applications and accelerates cloud deployments. The software directs traffic from application servers into the database, intelligently routing traffic to optimize application uptime and performance. On the cloud, these advantages include overcoming the latency of hybrid cloud deployments and supporting failover between cloud regions. ScaleArc has integrated its ScaleArc for SQL Server and ScaleArc for MySQL software on GCP.

With ScaleArc's availability on the Google Cloud Launcher, any GCP customer can leverage ScaleArc software to:

Scale Computing Collaborates with Google Cloud to Remove Barriers to Cloud Computing with Hybrid Cloud Mobility

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Scale Computing, a market leader in hyperconverged solutions, announced that it is working with Google to develop a hybrid cloud solution that makes it easy for organizations, including channel partners and MSPS, to move application workloads freely in the cloud or on-premises.

The new offering, called HC3 Cloud Unity allows an organization's apps to use resources in the cloud and on-prem at the same time, and enables apps solely created for on-prem to now run on Google Cloud Platform.

HC3 Cloud Unity combines the private cloud capabilities of Scale's HC3 hyperconverged platform, SCRIBE software-defined-storage, and new SD-WAN capabilities with Google Compute Engine, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering for Google Cloud Platform. HC3 also leverages Google's recently released nested virtualization support.

Scale Computing Collaborates with Google Cloud on HC3 Cloud Unity

Scale Computing announced that it is working with Google to develop HC3 Cloud Unity, a hybrid cloud solution that makes it easy for organizations, including channel partners and MSPS, to move application workloads freely in the cloud or on-premises. 

HC3 Cloud Unity allows an organization's apps to use resources in the cloud and on-prem at the same time, and enables apps solely created for on-prem to now run on Google Cloud Platform. 

"One of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption for IT organizations is the inability to move applications to and from the cloud," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. "With HC3 Cloud Unity, Google and Scale have laid a massive two-way speedway across the HC3 clusters on-premises and HC3 on Google Cloud Platform. This network means organizations no longer have to use or create different apps for the cloud, they can utilize their apps created for on-prem to run in the Google Cloud, which will be a game changer of end users, channel partners and MSPs globally." 

Box Brings Intelligence to Cloud Content Management

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Box, Inc., a leader in cloud content management, today announced that it is bringing advanced image recognition capabilities to enterprise content through an integration with Google Cloud Vision. Available today in private beta, the integration represents one of Box's first use cases of advanced machine learning to help enterprises improve workflows and drive efficiencies through more accurate discovery and deeper insights into unstructured content stored in Box.

"Organizations today have no way to extract insights from the massive amounts of unstructured data that are essential to their business, missing a huge opportunity to drive innovation, efficiency, and cost savings," said Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO, Box. "By combining the machine learning capabilities of Google Cloud with the critical data businesses manage and secure in Box, we are enabling our customers - for the first time - to unlock tremendous new value from their content, digitize manual workflows, and accelerate business processes."

Citrix and Google Align to Help Businesses Fully Embrace Secure Cloud Transformation

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Businesses today must quickly adapt to the demands of a global economy and workforce. Success is increasingly defined by the ability to optimize and protect the information surrounding people, organizations and devices. To help businesses tackle these challenges and fully embrace the benefits of flexibility and scale that cloud delivers, Citrix today announced extensions to its long-term strategic relationship with Google. Customers will be able to use Citrix Cloud to provision and manage secure digital workspaces, including Citrix Workspace Service, on Google Cloud Platform. Citrix and Google are working together to bring cloud delivery of applications and desktops, and secure cloud-optimized endpoints to their enterprise customers who are increasingly looking to both public and hybrid clouds to solve their business requirements for secure digital workspaces.

Announcements at Google Next 17 and price cut on IaaS

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So the last couple of days I’ve been watching closely on the keynotes at #GoogleNext, where Google was showing alot of the new enhancements to their platform. So a couple of weeks back they also introduced a new relational database service which is geo syncronous as well called Spanner

Now up until now Google has been one of the cheapest providers when it comes to regular IaaS, but now they have also announced commited use discount as well which will cut the IaaS cost even more. Let me give you an example.

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SwiftStack 5 Enhances Data Management to Accelerate Adoption of Hybrid Cloud Workflows

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SwiftStack, a company that powers hybrid cloud storage for enterprises, today announced availability of its latest software release, SwiftStack 5, which will be demonstrated at the Google Cloud Next Conference 2017, March 8 through March 10 in San Francisco, at booth #A4. One notable enhancement to its Cloud Sync feature is the ability to replicate data bidirectionally between the four Google Cloud Storage offerings, as well as other cloud provider's solutions. Two-way synchronization of data stored between on-premises and the public cloud is managed as a policy controlled by IT, so data is automatically delivered to where it can best be computed on or utilized, within private data centers or in the public cloud.

"We believe that enterprises now and  for the foreseeable future will live in a hybrid cloud world, where business value should determine where data lives, when it moves and how it behaves," said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "IT creates and controls the policies for corporate data that places data on-premises and/or in the public cloud, based on the criteria that keeps their customers happy: cost, performance, security, access and availability." More about Duplessie's view on multi-cloud data management can be found in this short video:http://learn.swiftstack.com/2017-esg-multi-cloud-data-management.html.

 

Infrascale Works with Google Cloud Platform to Deliver Faster Failover

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Infrascale, a leading provider of cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced it is now a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner, providing a fully-managed cloud backup and disaster recovery service that provides guaranteed 15-minute failover of critical business applications in the event of a ransomware attack, server crash or site-wide disaster.

The collaboration between Infrascale and Google Cloud Platform enables organizations to better protect their data, uptime, and operational resiliency with a pay-as-you-go model, eliminating the upfront investment for organizations to procure and maintain secondary site infrastructure.

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